Vietnam repatriates remains of four more American soldiers

By Vu Anh   October 16, 2021 | 08:34 pm PT
Vietnam repatriates remains of four more American soldiers
U.S. service members conduct a ceremony to repatriate remains of a U.S. soldier killed in the Vietnam War at Da Nang International Airport, July 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of the U.S Embassy in Hanoi
A handover ceremony was held Saturday at the Da Nang Airport for four sets of remains believed to belong to American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

The ceremony was organized by the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP).

The remains were discovered by a Vietnam-U.S. joint search team between April last year and July this year.

The remains were examined by forensic experts in Hanoi, who concluded that they are likely to be of U.S. soldiers missing during the Vietnam War. The experts recommended that they are taken to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's laboratory in Hawaii for further verification.

The search for missing U.S. soldiers' remains from the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975, has been an ongoing humanitarian activity that Vietnam has engaged in since 1988.

This is the 156th handover of American remains since 1973.

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